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Ear Infections: Cost, Treatment and Prevention

Ear infections are some of the most common reasons parents take their children to the doctor. They’re also the most common reason for antibiotic use in children. Symptoms of ear…

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Should You Go to the Emergency Room for Abdominal Pain?

Abdominal or stomach pain is uncomfortable and can be difficult to diagnose. It can be mild, due to harmless conditions such as bloating or constipation, or it can be severe…

Why Medication Adherence is Critical to Thyroid Disease Management

Your thyroid is a butterfly-shaped gland located in the front your neck that produces important hormones. These hormones affect some of your body’s functions like breathing, digestion, heart rate and…

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Options for Colorectal Cancer Screening: Advantages and Disadvantages

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in the U.S. and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths. In fact, the American Cancer Society estimates that colorectal…

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Tips to Manage Chronic Kidney Disease at Home

Chronic kidney disease is the gradual failure of the kidneys over time. Symptoms of kidney disease can mimic those of other conditions, and early stages of the disease are often…

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Why You Need to take Your Beta Blockers Regularly

Beta blockers stop the effects of epinephrine (adrenaline), a hormone that plays a role in your body’s “flight-or-fight” response. Adrenaline increases your heart rate, sugar metabolism and blood pressure when…

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7 Tips to Help You Maintain a Healthy A1c Level

Understanding A1c Tests An A1c test helps doctors see the amount of glucose in a person’s blood (blood sugar) over a three-month period. When glucose builds up in your blood,…

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Should You Go to the Emergency Room for a Bloody Nose?

Bloody noses are alarming, but most of the time they aren’t serious. Something as simple as hay fever, vigorous nose blowing, nose picking and dry air can cause a nosebleed.…